The IP Factory Board
Bruce Carlson - Chairman,
Bruce Carlson has extensive experience in strategic planning. He was formerly
Chief of Staff at the University of Connecticut Health Center, an academic, clinical
and research medical center. While at the University of Connecticut, Bruce
developed its technology transfer program to encourage research and innovation
in Connecticut through the commercialization of the university’s research. Bruce
hopes to bring this experience to The IP Factory. As the President and
Interim Chairman of the Board, Bruce will be responsible for managing the day-to-day
activities of The IP Factory and implementing the organization’s short-term
and long-term strategies.
Frank Marco - Secretary; Director
Frank Marco is a partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP, a regional law firm headquartered
in Connecticut. Throughout his legal career, Frank has advised venture
capitalists, emerging growth companies and established companies in evaluating
strategic transactions and negotiating technology transfers. Frank’s
law firm has donated its services to The IP Factory’s formation and application
for exemption. As Secretary, Frank will be responsible for ensuring the
The IP Factory adheres to sound corporate governance practices.
Tony Allen - Director
Tony Allen is a managing partner of the IMPACT Group, which provides
consulting services related to the development and deployment of strategy
and operational performance improvement for a variety of industries. In
addition to over 25 years of global strategic and operational management
experience, Tony is a long-time entrepreneur and angel investor in Connecticut. His
investment group currently owns and operates three Connecticut businesses.
Alan Mendelson - Director
Alan Mendelson is a founder and managing partner of Axiom Ventures Partners,
a Connecticut-based company providing capital and strategic assistance
to rapidly growing high technology companies. Alan has over twenty-eight
years of venture capital experience. He is currently a board member
of Connecticut Innovation’s Investment Advisory Board.
Matthew Nemerson - Director
Matthew Nemerson is President and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council,
a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing
leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for
growing companies. Matthew has spent his career building stronger communities
by leading creative organizations, promoting entrepreneurship and growth policies
and starting and assisting innovative businesses in Connecticut.
Pintsov - Director
Leon Pintsov is Chief Scientist and Vice President of Pitney Bowes,
Inc. Leon has become an internationally recognized authority in
the fields of payment security and information security, computer imaging,
optical character recognition and postal economics. He is the
inventor or co-inventor of over 65 U.S. and international patents and
has co-authored over 40 research publications.
Peter Longo - Director
Peter Longo is the President and Chief Investment Officer of CI, a public instrumentality
and political subdivision of Connecticut that, among other things, provides investments
to start-up and emerging companies in Connecticut. As President and Chief
Investment Officer of CI, Peter’s responsibilities include directing its
investment group and advising companies that receive CI investments.